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Santa Claran Hotel Casino

464 N Riverside Dr connected to Santa Claran Casino, Espanola, NM 87532-2515
Santa Claran Hotel
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#1 of 5 hotels in Espanola
The Santa Claran Hotel is conveniently located North of Santa Fe and South of Toas in the heart of Northern New Mexico. The blend of Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences are featured in this newest hotel in the North of New Mexico. With its finely appointed atmosphere, quiet surroundings, majestic views and noted hospitality and service, the Santa Claran is the best value, within minutes of the historic, natural and spiritual attractions of the Santa Clara Region.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Golf course
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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36Car recommended
Grade: 36 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
207Reviews3Q+A57Room tips
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MBTravler wrote a review Jan 2020
Plano, Texas88 contributions13 helpful votes
When we first checked in, the front desk woman was extremely rude and should never be a customer service representative for any business. Our rooms were large, but extremely dark! IF YOU ARE A NON-SMOKER, DO NOT STAY ON THE FIRST OR SECOND FLOOR. Even though they claim to be a non-smoking facility, the casino doors are left open and the first and second floor reeked of smoke making it hard to breathe. We requested a room change to the 3rd or 4th floor, but the hotel stated they were fully booked (cars in the parking lot didn't reflect that statement). We stayed for several days and upon returning home, all our clothes that were left in the luggage during the trip smelled of smoke. Other than the front desk, all employee were friends and welcoming.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Only book if you can ensure a room on the 3rd floor or above
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Kleinski1602 wrote a review Oct 2019
San Antonio, Texas45 contributions5 helpful votes
We were exploring casinos and small towns north of Santa Fe and came across the Santa Claran in Espanola. The joint was jumpin’ on a Thursday just after lunch. We learned a Halloween slots promotion was the huge draw. The found the pit and played $5 blackjack with Ronald. He was friendly, helpful, and dealt some really good cards. This place is definitely off the radar and frequented by locals. It was a nice surprise for us.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tour785724 wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Other than The Security Guard Isaac the professionalism from all employees at this hotel and resort is excellent . While the rooms are all great having everything one needs while away from home, the suites are especially comfortable with all the comforts of home. Checking in with Maria one always feels special. Amanda and Paul are the best as well. Everyone in the players club make you feel like your always a winner. The business center is one of the best. Views are relaxing. Thank you Steven for having the most professional hotel staff in New Mexico and Gilbert for the best players club professionals anywhere. Security has improved but my car parked in the first disability spot was vandalized so I was told to call security and was disappointed with Isaac's attitude. Definitely in need of training. Called espanola Police and received the professionalism one expects. I do realize as Isaac informed me that I park at my own risk but if this continues will be detrimental to such an outstanding establishment. We always stayed at the Buffalo Thunder Hilton prior to finding this diamond in New Mexico that offers a great deal more and has so many professionals that make you feel appreciated and at home.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jodi H wrote a review Oct 2019
Augusta, Georgia3,180 contributions125 helpful votes
We stayed here and were more than satisfied. It’s extremely clean, extremely comfortable & the staff is excellent. It’s beautiful with artwork & artifacts everywhere to look at. The casino is nice too, lots of smoke though. I would highly recommend this place for anyone!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
susieQ304 wrote a review Sep 2019
Plano, Texas2,300 contributions151 helpful votes
This hotel is a nice size with about 140 rooms. A very pretty lobby greets you at check-in but there is a fairly strong odor of cigarette smoke. Staff here is incredibly nice. Rooms in the back overlook the mountains. We had a lovely suite with a huge bathroom, 2 televisions, a sitting area, dining area with table and four chairs, a Keurig coffee maker, fridge, microwave and complimentary water. Everything seems to be very clean except for some of the hallway carpets which could use an update and some dust bunnies in the room. Bed was hard. We were told that, if you are playing the Black Mesa golf course, you can get a hotel discount when staying at the hotel. There is a restaurant in the casino.
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Date of stay: September 2019
$80 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Claran Hotel Casino
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Nearby attractions include Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center (0.7 miles) and Espanola Community Market (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Paragua, El Parasol, and Lovin Oven Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Santa Claran Hotel Casino located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Espanola.
Are any cleaning services offered at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Santa Claran Hotel Casino?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Santa Claran Hotel Casino offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.